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November 15, 2013 / ivytechartspartner

New This Week from BEAD

Congratulations to the 2014 Tourism Marketing Grant Winners

Sixteen events chosen to receive part of the $35,500 grant funds. Visit Bloomington has announced the winners of its tourism marketing grant funding for 2014. In its sixth year, the grant program will provide up to $35,500 to 16 different organizations for events taking place throughout 2014. The grant was developed to help promote and enhance new and existing events through marketing and advertising, targeting audiences outside a 50-mile radius of Monroe County. Each application was judged on a variety of criteria, including ability to draw attendees from outside Monroe County, ability to increase hotel occupancy, and placement of event during non-peak times of the year. The 2014 winners are:

• Burroughs Festival (February 5-9)- $5000
• Limestone Comedy Festival (May 29-31)- $4550
• Lotus Festival (September 18-20)- $4500
• Bloomington Craft Beer Festival (April 12) – $200
• Hoosier Half Marathon (April 5)- $4000
• Pride Film Festival (January 23-25 )- $2000
• South Central Indiana Kiwanis Balloon Festival (September 12-14) – $3500
• Bloomington Open Studio Tours (June 7-8)- $2000
• IU Homecoming (November 6-8)- $1750
• Arts Fair on the Square (June 21) – $1500
• Raas Royalty (February 7-9) – $500
• Indiana Festival Theatre (mid June through mid August)- $1000
• Cardinal Stage Company, Holiday Show (December 18-28)- $1000
• 4th Street Festival (August 31-September 1)- $500
• Gallery Walk (First Friday, every other month)- $500
• Kinsey Juried Art Show (May 16-June 12)- $500

Seeking Bands, Musicians for 2014 Performing Arts Series!
The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is seeking musicians and bands to apply to participate in the 2014 Performing Arts Series, which takes place May through August in City parks throughout Bloomington. Performers are selected based on type and quality of performance, availability, past performance record, cost and sponsor interest. Those interested in applying to perform next summer must submit an artist application online, and must send to the Parks and Recreation Department current photos, links to online music or mp3s with at least three examples of original music, and recent publicity that has been printed for the group. Applications and a $10 application fee must be received by the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department no later than Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. to receive full consideration. Online applications are available at The 2014 schedule of performances includes Peoples Park lunch concerts, May through August; The Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park (Third Street Park), June through August; and Bryan Park, Sundays in July and August. For more information about the summer 2014 Performing Arts Series, contact Greg Jacobs at 812.349.3725 or e-mail
Cardinal Stage Company Fundraising Lunch
RSVP to Diane Buzzell at

“Meet the Instruments” Weekend
Explore the instruments of the symphony orchestra, percussion from a variety of musical traditions, and the science of sound during Meet the Instruments Weekend on November 23-24 at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington. This two-day program includes hands-on experiences with musical instruments musical craft activities, science of sound exploration stations, and musical demonstrations and performances. Special activities on Saturday will take place from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, including the traditional showcase of the instruments of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. Special activities on Sunday take place from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. All activities are included with museum admission.
This schedule is subject to change. Any changes will be posted on the WonderLab website and Facebook page. Performances have limited seating and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
11:30 am – 3:00 pm WonderLab “Science of Sound” activities
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Kid Kazooey performance
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bloomington Symphony Orchestra activities
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm WonderLab “Science of Sound” activities
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Dmitri Vietze, founder of rock paper scissors, demonstration of global percussive instruments
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Korean School Samulnori-pae performance

Arts Commission announces Bloomington satellite location for Strategic Planning Web Café
The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) will host a statewide Web Café at 10:00 a.m. (EST) December 5, 2013 to enlist public input on the next phase of the agency’s Strategic Plan. The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, will serve as a satellite location. Working collaboratively with the Indiana State Library and Regional Arts Partners, the IAC will host its first “Web Café” to gather input from Hoosiers on the top goals, objectives, and priorities for the final (2014 – 2016) phase of the Commission’s current Strategic Plan.Todd Wetzel, Director of Convocations at Purdue University, will serve as facilitator of the Web Café at the host site, Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room 19. Prior to joining Purdue, Wetzel served as the first director of the Vincennes University Center for the Arts. Live audiences at the host and satellite sites will be asked to rank the top three Strategic Plan goals and objectives for 2014. This will be followed by an open-ended question and answer session.Persons attending the Web Café should plan to arrive at the host location or one of the satellite sites at least 15 minutes prior to the session beginning. Please note that the Web Café will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. (EST). For more information about how to log into the Web Café, please click The Web Café is free and open to the public. For anyone unable to attend the December 5 Web Café at either the host site or one of the satellite locations, they can participate in a live webinar later the same day at 6:00 p.m. (EST) from any computer with Internet access. To access the 6:00 p.m.webinar, please click

HOC Training Sessions Continue
Calling all Volunteer Network Partner Organizations: attend a “Recruiting through the Volunteer Network” training session to learn about best practices for volunteer recruitment and get oriented to the Volunteer Network’s new online recruitment system, HandsOn Connect (HOC). HOC has many new features and workflows with which you will want to familiarize yourself. Sessions are 2 hours in length with time for Q&A from participants.
Sessions are scheduled for:
-Wednesday, Nov. 20 3-5 p.m.
-Friday, Nov. 22 1-3 p.m.
Location: City Hall ITS Computer Training Room (401 N. Morton St., 2nd Floor) REGISTER HERE!
Questions: Contact Lucy Schaich at 812-349-3433 or

Exhibit at Darn Good Soup
New paintings are on display by artist Richelle Brown in the Darn Good Soup gallery through November 27th. They are for the characters from the ‘The Zends’ & ‘Land of HooVoo’ children’s books that we did. The actual books are hot off the press via (or via Amazon) just in time for the holidays. Be sure to check it out while grabbing some warm soup for this cold weather!
Buskirk-Chumley Theater Volunteer Orientation- Dec. 8
The show can’t start without you! Usher at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater downtown and you will ensure that patrons enjoy their experience at this beautifully restored performance venue. Not only that, but if you volunteer twice or more in a month, you earn a complimentary ticket for a show the following month! The next volunteer orientation is at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8. Minimum age is 12. Please contact Regine Richter-McClain at (812) 323-3020 or or. (
MLK Service Project Funding Available
Do you have a service project idea for the King Holiday? Get it funded! APPLY ONLINE TODAY! Deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2013. Project requirements:
Gets necessary things done in the community – address education, public safety, environmental, or other human needs through direct service and citizen action, and strengthen the community through engaging in service – bring people together in pursuit of a common objective of value to the community;
Reflects the life and teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – demonstrate Dr. King’s proposition that “Everybody can be great, because everyone can serve”;
Begins or occurs in significant part on the federal holiday (January 20, 2014) and include on-going volunteer components according to the needs of your organization. See project requirements, examples, grant limitations and apply online at:
Events at the IU Art Museum
One Hour Exhibition
Friday, November 15 at 3:00-4:00 p.m. Visitors should meet in the museum offices on the third floor. Space is limited. This one-hour exhibition will look at the Japanese tradition of transforming functional pouch “toggles” into miniature sculptural masterpieces. Doug Sanders, paper conservator for the IU Libraries and an internationally recognized netsuke carver, will discuss how this art form developed, the materials and techniques used by the carvers, and the works’ subject matter.

Gallery Talk: The Art and Controversy of Cultural Diplomacy
Saturday, November 16 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. Join Leslie Lenkowsky, professor of practice in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (and former deputy director of the U.S. Information Agency in 1983-84); retired CIA field operations officer Gene Coyle, now professor of practice in the School of Global and International Studies; and Jenny McComas, exhibition curator, for an informal discussion about art-related initiatives and controversies in American cultural diplomacy.

Film Screening: Hidden Hands: Art and the CIA
Directed by Tony Cash, 1995 on Saturday, November 16, 4:00 p.m. in the Hope School of Fine Arts, room 102. Co-sponsored by The Ryder Film Series. This British made-for-television film explores why the CIA covertly promoted the work of American Abstract Expressionist artists during the 1950s. For information about screening times and locations, please see

SIWE’s Fall concert “Our Sense of Giving”
Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble’s Fall concert “Our Sense of Giving” will be next Monday, November 18th at 7pm in the Bloomington High School North Auditorium. “Our Sense of Giving” presents musical selections inspired by or featuring themes from each branch of the military. To round out the concert, we’ll present a wide variety of works by Copland, Bryant, Williams, Tchaikovsky, Sousa, and Gould. Above all, we hope to use these pieces to express how thankful we are for our service personnel, veterans, and first responders, and to give back what we can through music. “Our Sense of Giving” will be the first concert with SIWE’s new Resident Conductor, Brett Richardson. Mr. Richardson has been a member of SIWE for two years Mr. Richardson will share the stage with our new Associate Conductor, Jason Nam, and with their esteemed guest conductor, Professor Stephen Pratt, Director of Bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Quarryland Men’s Chorus Winter Concert: Peace, Hope, Joy
Quarryland’s winter concert will be filled with traditional and contemporary songs of both secular and sacred text that capture the essence of the winter holidays. The chorus’ talented singers come together in song around these three universal concepts, an experience that is certain to inspire you.The event takes place on December 14 at 7:30-9 p.m. and December 15 from 3-4:30 p.m. at First United Church.
Calling all Arts Organizations, Businesses, Artists and Musicians
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Meeting Space Resource List Created by Monroe County Public Library
Creative Collaborative Space Available
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Artist Studio Space Available at Cyclops Studio
IAP Grant – 1/17 – NEW
Bloomington Print Collective
Nonprofit Board Certificate Program
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Holiday Exhibit Call For Artists – “Artist’s Tree”
Daneville 2013 Christmas on the Square Window Art Project Call for Artists
By Hand Gallery Call for Artists
Performing Arts Series Call to Artists
BEAD Forgivable Loan Program
Patricia’s Wellness Arts Cafe
Young Audiences Indiana Seeking Artists
El Norteno Mexican Cuisine Gallery
Fuller Projects
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Fourth Street Festival Non-Profit Community Booths Available
Consulting Services for Nonprofits
Windfall Dance Studio Classes
Ivy Tech Continuing Education
Bloomington Clay Studio
Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center
Bloomington Print Collective
Bloomington Watercolor Society
Patricia’s Wellness Cafe
Indianapolis Arts Council E-Newsletter
Tiptoe Through the Tulips with the Ukelele Club

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